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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 29, 2011 3:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Spanish Chocolate

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-03-29.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.32515.sbeok.flac16

I really like this Spanish Jam. Of course, I always tend to like Spanish Jams, so for me that’s about as unexpected as saying, “I like chocolate.” But I do think this one has something special – maybe related to the setting, with the laid-back, tuned-in hometown energy in that tiny Marin Vets space (about 1,500?). One of the first Rex benefits, apparently; it must have been tough to get tickets! Nice 2nd set in general.

The show starts with a rare Walking the Dog, which was apparently done a few times in ’70 (and also in ’66, according to Deadnet), but I only found this earlier one to compare. It’s way more wild and bluesy; the ’84 is more like they’re just having fun and almost searching for another funky opener a la Wang Dang Doodle. Here's the '70:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-03-21.early.lee.pcrp.20184.sbeok.shnf

BTW the Viola Lee is a scorcher and the set list is intriguing; I may just listen to the whole show now ...






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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 29, 2011 4:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spanish Chocolate

Cool post AR!

I have admit I did enjoy seeing the GD perform Walkin' the Philly Dog back in '85, but nothing trumps 3/21/70. One of my all time favorite Violas. Particularly the rip your face off intro on that rendition!

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Poster: ducats Date: Mar 29, 2011 4:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spanish Chocolate

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-04-08.sbd.gills.20010.sbeok.shnf



i couldn't believe what i was hearing - one of my favorite (out of 150 +/-) first sets

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Mar 29, 2011 5:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spanish Chocolate

I might check out your '84 suggestion later today when I have a bunch of time to myself.

3/21/70 is absolutely awesome and underappreciated I think. The VLB > Cumberland Blues is incredible. My favorite viola lee I think.

Second set is potent too - AWESOME St Stephen/NFA and Dancin and Midnight Hour > Lovelight. Definitely give it a spin.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 29, 2011 6:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Spanish Chocolate

Of course I did end up listening to all of it :-) (Just the early one so far.) Really neat; it’s great to hear those new tunes coming into play, all fresh and energetic. There’s such drive in them … Cumberland Blues is sure firing on all cylinders.